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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - National Federation Of Independent Business
The National Federation of Independent Business, which lobbies on behalf of small businesses, has named a new state director in Louisiana.
The White House didn't rule out Thursday the possibility that millions of workers could lose their current employer-based health insurance under Obamacare, despite President Obama's assurance that only the smaller number of people who buy policies on the individual market would need to shop for new coverage.
A new report finds that health-care insurance premiums for small businesses are up in 2013.
When President Obama delivers his fourth State of the Union Address from the Capitol tonight, we will certainly hear him speak about many of today’s most important issues. Perhaps most of all, America will be listening for him to address the one unyielding narrative that has come to define Washington in recent years: partisan gridlock. As nearly every major proposal to reduce the federal debt ultimately gets bogged down by bickering among politicians, everyday Americans pay the price of inaction.
The fiscal cliff put a choke hold on the economy in December, according to a survey of business confidence, and many small companies expect it to get worse in the foreseeable future.
Four major business groups see gloomy times ahead for the job market and the economy, according to a string of separate surveys and polls released this week that cast fresh doubt on hopes that the economic recovery may have turned the corner.
The small business lobby that helped spearhead the legal challenge to President Obama's health care law expressed sharp disappointment Thursday over the Supreme Court's rejection of their case.
Dan Danner is president and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Business, America's leading advocacy group for small businesses. The average NFIB member employs 10 workers. A former White House staffer, Mr. Danner served as chief of staff to the U.S. secretary of commerce and in the private sector as an executive with Armco Inc., a steelmaker.
In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce last month, President Obama proclaimed, "Now is the time to invest in America." A National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) survey shows small businesses aren't buying it.
On the march to the November elections, President Obama has been painting an optimistic outlook for the economy. On the campaign trail last week, he noted, "People are starting to get a sense that the economy is on the rebound." Indeed, some indicators point to improvement. The National Federation of Independent Business' (NFIB) own monthly optimism index increased last month.
He's been sharply critical of President Obama and his economic agenda, but Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, said he has not been overly impressed so far by what the opposition is offering for small businesses.
As the Supreme Court prepares for an epic legal clash next month on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care law, Dan Danner admits to a certain feeling of vindication.
Raising prospects for a major election-year ruling, the Obama administration launched its Supreme Court defense of its landmark health care overhaul Wednesday, appealing what it called a "fundamentally flawed" appeals court decision that declared the law's central provision unconstitutional.
The Justice Department is joining calls by states and a business group for prompt Supreme Court review of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Twenty-six states press for a speedy ruling to questions surrounding President Obama's health care overhaul.